11/06/14 Updated 26/03/19

Innova release 5.3.2

Innova Release 5.3.2: The new Innova Labeling system now fully supports designing labels for Marel Weigh Price Labelers (8000 and 9000 series) and Marel Outer Case Markers (9500). This new module allows Innova to manage Marel MultiHead Weighers. From Innova the operator is able to control and monitor the batching operation in real-time to ensure optimum throughput and minimum giveaway.

Label Design for WPLs and OCMs

The new Innova Labeling system now fully supports designing labels for Marel Weigh Price Labelers (8000 and 9000 series) and Marel Outer Case Markers (9500).

Label Layout Editor

The Label Layout Editor allows the user to design and preview WPL/OCM label layouts. The user can arrange data fields, texts, barcodes, lines, boxes, images and WPL/OCM specific fields like price and weight on a design surface. All properties of the layout and its components can be set in the Editor (Label Action, Weigh Price Action, price and weight formats, font selection etc.).

Font Support

All standard WPL and OCM fonts are installed with Innova. The fonts are supported directly by the Label Layout Editor so the image displayed while designing the label is the exact same image that will be printed in production. Custom fonts can be designed with the Delford font manager and added to the Innova Labeling system.

Layout and Image Rotation

Innova automatically rotates layouts and images when the labelers are configured. This means labels can be designed with texts, barcodes and images in normal orientation and there is no longer any need to manage images in multiple orientations. The user can design one label which is then rotated as necessary based on the desired print direction on the labeler.

Support for Thermal Printers

Labels designed for WPLs and OCMs can also be printed on all thermal printers supported by Innova, including Intermec, Sato, Zebra and Datamax printers. The labels will be printed with the correct fonts.

Innova for Multihead Weighers

This new module allows Innova to manage Marel Multihead Weighers. From Innova the operator is able to control and monitor the batching operation in real-time to ensure optimum throughput and minimum giveaway.

Features include:

  • Program Editor supporting different types of jobs and split machines
  • Machine configuration
  • Data collection
  • Reports
  • Dashboard components
  • Connection to Innova Alarm Monitoring system

Program Editor

The Program Editor allows the user to manage all machine settings from the office.

Dashboard Components

A range of dashboard components is available for building custom dashboards, providing the user with real-time monitoring of Multihead Weighers.

Reports

The Multihead Weigher module contains a full set of reports that can be used to monitor both machine performance and production totals.

New Checkweighing Features

The Innova Checkweighing module now supports the new MCheck 2 Checkweigher. With Innova it is possible to manage product definitions, set up checkweighers and monitor production results in reports and real-time dashboards. The checkweighers also connect directly to the Innova Alarm Monitoring system.

Program Editor

A new Program Editor makes it much easier for the user to set up and manage checkweigher programs since all the work can now be done in a single form.

The new editor adapts to the checkweigher type and only displays parameters applicable for the selected machine, making it much easier to work with different types of checkweighers. It is now possible to assign default values to device parameters as well as to customize the editor to hide device parameters not being used.

To make it easy to gain a complete overview of all the programs, the editor now supports both a panel mode where you can navigate through programs and a grid mode with auto filtering where the full list of programs is displayed.

Dashboard Components

The system has a number of dashboard components for checkweighers. These components make it possible to create a customized process view tailored to the specific needs of the customer.

Report Exporter

The Innova Report Exporter can be used to automatically run reports and distribute them as necessary.

For each installed report it is possible to define a schedule of when the report should be run and which criteria should be used to select the data for the report.

When the report is run it can either be printed, saved to a file or sent by e-mail to a list of recipients.